Even leftists blasted failed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for suggesting former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia once again—this time to plan the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
In an interview on her podcast, Clinton suggested that Congress create a 9/11-type independent commission to investigate whether Trump worked with Russia to plan the Capitol riot.
.@SpeakerPelosi and I agree:
Congress needs to establish an investigative body like the 9/11 Commission to determine Trump’s ties to Putin so we can repair the damage to our national security and prevent a puppet from occupying the presidency ever again. pic.twitter.com/yR7LQmXm5Z
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2021
“I hope, historically, we will find out who he’s beholden to, who pulls his strings. I would love to see his phone records to see if he was talking to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin the day the insurgents invaded our Capitol,” Clinton said.
Pelosi agreed: “Let me again, to your point of who is he beholden to,” she said, while referencing a picture widely circulated in mainstream media that showed her confronting Trump in a meeting to discus funding proposals.
Pelosi went on to storm from the White House, marking a breakdown in their famously frayed rapport.
“As I said to him in that picture with my blue suit as I was leaving—what I was saying to him as I was pointing rudely at him, ‘With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin,’” she recalled.
“I don’t know what Putin has on him politically, financially or personally, but what happened last night was a gift to Putin,” she claimed.
The Left, however, was not happy that Clinton and Pelosi returned to the Russia-Gate hoax for the umpteenth time.
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) January 19, 2021
What if I told you not everything is about Russia https://t.co/JTLjjAmYKT
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) January 19, 2021
Remember when Mueller spent 18 months and millions of dollars armed with a team of prosecutors and subpoena power, then closed his investigation after arresting *zero* Americans for conspiring with Russia?
Let’s do it again! Anything to distract from how rotted neoliberalism is: https://t.co/uOdMsxqY1L
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 19, 2021